Friday, January 27, 2012

Mini Goals

Last year I set monthly challenges and tried to adhere to each for 30 days.  I ended up giving up about half way through.

This year, I'm going to set weekly goals (they'll be Saturday to Saturday).  Some of them will be simple and week specific, some of them will be small pieces in the larger puzzle of who I'd like to be a the end of this year.

I've really got to start moving forward again.  I feel so stagnant.  I even occasionally fantasize about moving.  And I hate moving.  I do wish we had a dishwasher and that our laundry was inside our unit, but I digress.

Each Friday I will write a post containing the goals for the coming seven days and each Sunday I'll write to tell you how the previous week went.

This is what I want for this coming "week."  I'm going to keep it pretty easy for this first go.

1. Stick to the training schedule.  Week three of mileage build up training: Sat 3 miles, Sun 5 miles, Mon rest (anaerobic) , Tue 4 miles, Wed rest (anaerobic), Thur 4 miles, Fri rest (anaerobic), Sat 3 miles

2. Clean the litter box EVERY day.

3. Bake banana bread.  (I want to bake once a week, but this is taking it as the weeks come).

4. Finish reading The Wasp Factory

5. Finish writing chapter three and at least 2,000 words of chapter four in the Jecheon book.

6.  Finish the new in house menu (Publisher file) for Oasis.

Alright, that's it!  I'm gonna get to it!

Friday, January 6, 2012


I promise that I'll get those holiday pictures up soonish.  It looks like Blogger is going to make me upload them as I use them in the post (instead of all at once), so it's a bit of a pain.  But, I really want to put them up here.  Peter suggested that it might be time to look into Blogger's competitors, and he might be right.  Google is going through a lot of changes in their various interfaces (I have an Android, I use Gmail and Blogger, so I feel like I'm all Google all the time).

Now on to the cliche January business.  Resolutions!

Ian and I are in a couple's competition with his family to see who can lose the greatest percentage of body weight before his sister, Alena's, wedding on September 1st.  Each couple has $150 in the pot.  The rules are pretty straight forward, each couple will post weigh-ins each Sunday (Tuesday at the latest or there's a $5 penalty) and their combined percentage of loss will be the one considered.  No fad diets, no pills, no liquid cleanses or anything like that.  Veggies and exercise, basically.  So far, it's been fun.  We're using a private Facebook group for it to keep it easy and, since we're all pretty competitive, it's been fun so far.  I think it has a lot of potential to keep us motivated.

So, that's one if Ian and my "together resolutions."  I need to finally hit my healthy weight and Ian has goals for this year and beyond.  We bought home gym equipment so that we can cancel our gym membership (we both prefer to run outside and it's easier to stay motivated that way).  Looking to hit the pavement 5-6 times a week.

We're also emphasizing teamwork on keeping our apartment clean (even when we aren't expecting visitors, ha).

This one kind of fits right into the "healthy weight" resolution, but we're planning more meals and snacks from home and keeping our eating out to 1-2 times a week.  We're always out and about on our days off, so this is a tough one, but it will save us money and keep us healthier.

I'm looking to write (AT MINIMUM) 5 hours a week and both of us are trying to read more.  I think I should easily finish a book a month.  We watch too much t.v., which is humorous since we don't have cable.

There are others, but these are the big guys.  Oh, and I'm also flossing.  No lie.

How cliche are your resolutions this year?